Impacts of Point Polluters on Terrestrial Biota: Comparative analysis of 18 contaminated areas by Mikhail KozlovImpacts of Point Polluters on Terrestrial Biota: Comparative analysis of 18 contaminated areas by Mikhail Kozlov

Impacts of Point Polluters on Terrestrial Biota: Comparative analysis of 18 contaminated areas

byMikhail Kozlov

Paperback | March 14, 2012

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This book is unique in identifying general patterns in responses of terrestrial biota to industrial pollution and the sources of variation in these responses. The meta-analysis is based on extensive original data on soils, plants and animals collected around 18 industrial polluters in six countries. The colour section is self-explanatory and informative, showing examples of severely polluted landscapes compared to pristine environment. This book will be a valuable source of information for ecologists, ecotoxicologists, and anyone interested to learn on how pollution affects wildlife on our planet.
Mikhail Kozlov got his Ph.D. in entomology in 1986 at the Institute of Biology in Novosibirsk, Russia. Since 1991 he works in the Section of Ecology of the University of Turku, Finland. Mikhail has been working on the impact of aerial pollution on terrestrial ecosystems over the past 25 years. He has been doing fieldwork in several pol...
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Title:Impacts of Point Polluters on Terrestrial Biota: Comparative analysis of 18 contaminated areasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:466 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400736711

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction1.1 'Pollution science' - applied or basic ecology?1.2 Pollution, polluters and pollutants1.3 Extent and severity of impacts1.4 The state of pollution-oriented studies and the need for generalization1.5 Impact zones of point polluters as models for ecological and environmental research1.6 Summary2 Methodology of the research and description of polluters2.1 Selection of polluters2.2 History of the selected polluters and their environmental impact 2.3 Study sites and general sampling design2.4 Environmental contamination at study sites2.5 Statistical approaches2.6 Summary3 Soil quality3.1 Introduction3.2 Materials and methods3.3 Results3.4 Discussion3.5 Summary4 Plant growth and vitality4.1 Introduction4.2 Materials and methods4.3 Results4.4 Discussion4.5 Summary5 Fluctuating asymmetry of woody plants5.1 Introduction5.2 Materials and methods5.3 Results5.4 Discussion5.5 Summary6 Structure of plant communities6.1 Introduction6.2 Materials and methods6.3 Results6.4 Discussion6.5 Summary7 Insect herbivory7.1 Introduction7.2 Materials and methods7.3 Results7.4 Discussion7.5 Summary8 Methodology of pollution ecology: problems and perspectives8.1 Importance of observational studies8.2 Interpretation of experimental results8.3 The amount of reliable information8.4 Quality of information8.5 Research and publication biases8.6 Summary9 Effects of industrial polluters: general patterns and sources of variation9.1 The state of knowledge9.2 Myths of pollution ecology9.3 Changes of ecosystem components along pollution gradients: structure of phenomenological model9.4 Sources of variation in biotic responses to pollution9.5 Exploring effects of industrial pollution: prospects and limitations9.6 SummaryCorrespondence between vernacular and Latin names of plant speciesAppendix I: List of abbreviations and Appendix II: Color plates